This project aims to analyze the possibilities of south-American regional integration with a focus on the main domestic institutional obstacles. The investigation observes national features and other aspects of countries and their influence on the process of regional integration. The domestic institutional design of five countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Venezuela) is analyzed, in particular executive-legislative relations and the influence of the main interest groups on the decision-making process of foreign policy issues. The comparative analysis of this information will produce an assessment of the level of impact that these institutional relations have on the advancement of a South American integration proposal.
From Janina Onuki.